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May. 04 2013

5/11/13 – Gotterdammerung – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 5 hrs. 31 min., 2 intermissions. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The Ring‘s cataclysmic finale stars Deborah Voigt and Katarina […]

Apr. 27 2013

5/04/13 – Dialogues des Carmelites – 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc Libretto by Francis Poulenc, after Georges Bernanos Sung in French Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 2 min., 1 intermission. In one of the Met’s greatest productions, Poulenc’s masterpiece makes a rare return to the repertory with a fine cast led by Patricia Racette, Felicity Palmer, and Isabel Leonard. Louis Langrée conducts […]

Apr. 20 2013

04/27/13 – Giulio Cesare – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym Sung in Italian Approximate running time: 4 hrs. 5 min., 2 intermissions. The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s inventive production—which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar’s “witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of […]

Apr. 13 2013

04/20/13 – Siegfried – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Die Walküre by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 5 hrs. 6 min., 2 intermissions. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his […]

Apr. 06 2013

04/13/13 – Die Walkure – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Die Walküre by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 5 hrs. 4 min., 2 intermissions. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In the second installment, the […]

Mar. 30 2013

04/06/13 – Das Rheingold – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 46 min, wihtout intermission. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In the epic’s first installment, […]

Mar. 23 2013

03/30/13 – La Traviata – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 37 min, one intermission. Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi’s eternal heroine for the first time anywhere in Willy Decker’s inspiring production. Plácido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta’s tormentor. Tenor […]

Mar. 16 2013

03/23/13 – La Forza del Destino – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 33 min. The Met Archival Broadcast: March 12, 1977 Matinee Broadcast Cast/Crew Leonora: Leontyne Price Don Alvaro: Plácido Domingo Don Carlo: Cornell MacNeil Padre Guardiano: Martti Talvela Preziosilla: Rosalind Elias Fra Melitone: Renato Capecchi Marquis de Calatrava: Malcolm Smith Curra: Carlotta Ordassy […]

Mar. 08 2013

03/16/13 – Francesca da Rimini – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera  Francesca da Rimini  by Riccardo Zandonai Libretto by  Tito Ricordi Sung in Italian Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 33 min., including 3 intermissions Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani star in the Met’s production of Zandonai’s melodic gem, inspired by Dante’s Inferno. Marco Armiliato conducts. Eva-Maria Westbroek “exudes warmth and intelligence in the title role” (Financial […]

Mar. 02 2013

03/09/13 – Don Carlo – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by  Camille du Locle and François Joseph Méry Sung in Italian Approximate running time:  4 hrs. 35 min., including 2 intermissions Nicholas Hytner’s powerful 2010 production features a strong cast for Verdi’s epic vision of the Spanish Inquisition. Ramón Vargas sings the title role, joined by Barbara Frittoli, Anna Smirnova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ferruccio […]

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